Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


TV1 News

Florida Recount - Super Fund - Yacht Overturns

- FLORIDA RECOUNT: United States Vice President Al Gore’s team is celebrating the decision of the Florida Supreme Court to allow hand recounts to be included in the final result for the State. All seven judges agreed on the decision. It is a defeat for Florida Secretary of State Catherine Harris, a Republican, who was prepare to call the result without the hand counts, effectively handing the presidency to Republican George W. Bush. There is a deadline for final results, and that is early Tuesday morning NZ time. Mr Gore said he doesn’t know who will prevail after the decision, but he said it was a victory for democracy. George W. Bush’s lead is shrinking with the hand count, but not as dramatically as the Democrats would have hoped. It is two weeks since Americans went to the polls. George Bush has called the decision unfair, saying the rules are being changed in the middle of the game.

- SUPER FUND: Official papers released by National say that at most the direct contribution from the Government special superannuation fund will be 14 percent of the pension.

- YACHT OVERTURNS: There was drama on Hauraki Gulf as a yacht from the Oracle syndicate, who have been training for an America’s Cup challenge, overturned when the keel gave way. It is understood Kiwi skipper Chris Dickson may have been at the helm when the boat turned over. The incident is a huge setback for the syndicate.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

The second annual Open Source Open Society Conference is a 2 day event taking place on 22-23 August 2016 at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington… Scoop is hosting a live blog summarising the key points of this exciting conference. More>>

ALSO:

Buildup:

Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

ALSO:

Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

ALSO:


Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monitor
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news